Two held over attempted murder of police in Strabane

strabane_devices_23102014Police investigating the attempted murder of police in Strabane last month have arrested two men.

The suspects, aged 29 and 43, were arrested this morning as part of an ongoing investigation into the bomb attack in the Ballycolman area on October 23.

Barry Whyte reports:

Last month, police were called to a hoax bomb alert at a pumping station in the Ballycolman area of Strabane - only to find a second viable device nearby.

The bomb had been planted in the garden of a house, a short distance from an Irish school.

The incident on October 23 is believed to have been a deliberate ploy to lure officers into the area.

Two suspects, aged 29 and 43, were arrested in Strabane this morning.

At the time of the bomb alert in Strabane, Chief Inspector Andy Lemon said it was designed to kill: